Nacimiento: 1967 en La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
Residencia: Reside en Madrid, España
Exposiciones individuales vigentes: …una realidad sin bordes como jardines de lo eterno… / …a borderless reality like gardens of the eternal..., …una realidad sin bordes como jardines de lo eterno… / …a borderless reality like gardens of the eternal...
Exposiciones colectivas vigentes: El Múltiple y su Propiedad: 20 años de ediciones de La Caja Negra, Destination: Latin America, Glasstress 2019
Próximas exposiciones colectivas: Tiempo de cambio: arte y desorden social
Profesionales que le han comisariado:
Premios ganados: Premio de arte latinoamericano EFG - ArtNexus 2013
Artistas comisariados:
Ferias en las que participa con OBRA : ARTBO 2019, Art Basel Miami Beach 18, ARTBO 2018
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Barbara Gross Galerie, Elba Benitez, Galería Luisa Strina
Organizaciones con obra: Art Gallery of Ontario - Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario, Centre Pompidou, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M)
Profesionales con obra: Antoine de Galbert, Chris y Marina von Christierson, Christian Gundín,
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Descripción del Artista

Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba, 1967), que vive y trabaja entre La Habana y Madrid, es uno de los artistas más reconocidos de América Latina. Ha participado en numerosas exposiciones personales y colectivas en Cuba, Suiza, Estados Unidos, Alemania, España, Canadá, Brasil, entre otros. Entre los eventos más significativos en los que ha participado se encuentran las Bienales de la Habana, la Bienal de Sao Paulo, la I Bienal Internacional de Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, la feria de ARCOmadrid y la Documenta 11. Su trabajo muestra una peculiar preocupación por la Ciudad de La Habana, la memoria de sus habitantes y la memoria arquitectónica. Garaicoa coloca el espacio urbano como protagonista de su obra (fotografía e instalaciones preferentemente) para hacer de cada objeto “analizado” un estudio arqueológico y, a su vez, una posesión viva a partir de su rescate para el recuerdo y la historia. ----------------------------------------------------------- Carlos Garaicoa was born in 1967 in Havana, Cuba. The artist studied thermodynamics before his mandatory military service, during which he worked as a draughtsman. Garaicoa then attended the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana from 1989 to 1994. Since the early 1990s, Garaicoa has employed photography, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation, text, and video to comment on architecture's reflection of and effect on the political, economic, and cultural reality of cities. Although he references other international metropolises, much of his work critiques the architectural policies enacted in Havana following the 1959 revolution, which halted new projects and neglected older buildings in desperate need of preservation. In early works like 39 (1991) and Homage to the Six (1992), Garaicoa photographed his interventions into the urban environment, capturing the changes and subsequent human reactions. The photograph Untitled (Decapitated Angel) (1993) reveals a headless statue of an angel at the foot of what was once a grand banister but now sits abandoned within a dirt-coated hallway; the fall of this utopia is clearly attributed by bold letters stating “FIDEL” at the center of the photograph. Garaicoa later exhibited photographs of dilapidated buildings juxtaposed with his own drawings of the sites. In the drawn component of About Those Untiring Atlantes that Sustain Our Present Day by Day (1994–95), the artist replaces the photographed wooden supports struggling to hold up a Havana residence with a trio of muscular Atlantes performing the same function. As an artist in resident at Art in General in New York, Garaicoa created the series When a Desire Resembles Nothing, which offered up a comparison of Havana and New York City. In the mid-90s, Garaicoa began to incorporate additional mediums and installation techniques into his investigation of the urban landscape. He pessimistically interrogated the theme of a garden as a respite from urban life in the photographic series Cuban Garden (1996–2000) and in the multimedia installations Japanese Garden (1997) and Garden (1998). Garaicoa also created large complexes of architectural models between 1998 and 2002 using varied materials such as crystal home decor, Japanese lanterns, and lit candles. At Documenta 11 in 2002, Garaicoa presented a series of architectural models with corresponding black-and-white photographs; the optimism and potential implied by the bright, clean maquettes cruelly contrasted with the photographs revealing the actual dilapidated state of the sites themselves. In his recent work, Garaicoa has created diptychs juxtaposing a black-and-white photograph of a building with another in which that building has been extracted; in the latter, the artist implies the structure's ghostly presence with a rendering of the building in string and pins. Solo exhibitions of Garaicoa's work have been mounted at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam in Havana (1994, 1998, and 2003), Art in General in New York (1996), Bronx Museum of the Arts (2000), Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero (2001), Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris (2002), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (2005), Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (2005), and Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (2007). His work has also been included in major exhibitions like the Havana Bienal (1991,1994, 1997, 2000, and 2009), Johannesburg Biennale (1995), São Paulo Bienal (1998 and 2004), Documenta 11 (2002), Venice Biennale (2005 and 2009), and Shapes of Space at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2007). Garaicoa lives and works in Havana.

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Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Partitura, 2017. / Score, 2017. Vista de instalación en el Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao 2017. / Installation view at Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao 2017. Foto / Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith. Cortesía del artista
Vigente
04 oct de 2019 - 02 feb de 2020

…una realidad sin bordes como jardines de lo eterno… / …a borderless reality like gardens of the eternal...

Skissernas Museum - Museum of Public Art / Lund, Skane Lan, Suecia

Cortesía del Lunds konsthall
Vigente
04 oct de 2019 - 02 feb de 2020

…una realidad sin bordes como jardines de lo eterno… / …a borderless reality like gardens of the eternal...

Lunds konsthall / Lund, Skane Lan, Suecia

Vista general de la obra: Partitura, 2017; en Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao. / Instalation view of the work: Partitura, 2017; in Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao.
12 abr de 2019 - 12 may de 2019

Partitura

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba - MNBA / La Habana Vieja, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba


Tiempo de cambio: arte y desorden social
04 dic de 2019 - 08 dic de 2019

Tiempo de cambio: arte y desorden social

Espacio 23 / Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos

El Múltiple y su Propiedad: 20 años de ediciones de La Caja Negra
Vigente
Desde 09 nov de 2019

El Múltiple y su Propiedad: 20 años de ediciones de La Caja Negra

Proyecto Paralelo / Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México

Imagen cortesía del LSU Museum of Art
Vigente
24 oct de 2019 - 09 feb de 2020

Destination: Latin America

LSU Museum of Art / Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Estados Unidos


Exposiciones comisariadas

Cortesía de JustMAD
21 feb de 2017 - 26 feb de 2017

JustMad 2017

Fundación Coam (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid) / Madrid, España

Las horas perdidas
Desde 23 dic de 2016

Las horas perdidas

Artista x Artista Space (AXA) / La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba

Artista x Artista  / Artist x Artist
22 may de 2015 - 30 jun de 2015

Artista x Artista / Artist x Artist

Artista x Artista Space (AXA) / La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba


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